Shoemaker's Grille

4.7
774 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

Shoemaker's Grille, located in Lynchburg, Virginia, serves a menu full of fine American cuisine. The restaurant aims to provide an enjoyable fine-dining experience and has a large patio in addition to its elegant dining room. Shoemaker's Grille has a full bar which features wine by the glass and bottle in addition to domestic and imported beer and spirits.

Start out with an appetizer to share at Shoemaker's Grille such as the onion rings with spicy ketchup or the blackened seared ahi tuna. Choose from dinner entrées like the filet mignon, the double breast of roasted chicken or the blackened grilled salmon filet. For vegetarians, try the personalized vegetable plate.

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri 4:30 pm–6:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
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Phone number
(434) 455-1510
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Main Street
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Very nice Decour
temperature way too cold
music too loud for an upscale dining experience
menu selections OK
wine prices ridiculously high
salads premade
croutons out of a package not homemade
For miniature pieces of bread in the bread basket were a joke
fish elections just OK
Definitely go here just for meat nothing else
Deserts good

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The cuisine was amazing and the atmosphere looked sophisticated but the wall art displayed a good sense of humor. We were also relieved to have a quiet dinner. We enjoyed every bit of the scallop casinos appetizer, seafood chowder, filet mignon, and crab cakes which had more crab meat than breading which was welcomed. We loved it and want to return and also stay at the hotel next time!

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

The food was the best we had all weekend. the waiter was prompt and courteous.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Service, food, everything there was top notch, thank you for a wonderful evening

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

This was hands down the best meal I’ve had in a very long time. The scallops casino was excellent and my filet was cooked perfectly. Best steak I’ve had in years. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

We have been to Shoemakers several times over the last few years, both for dinner with friends and for special occasions. It is always a wonderful experience. The food is delicious and the service is outstanding. (Stephanie is exceptional!)

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Great menu and all VERY satisfied with cook on steaks

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Always a pleasure to dine here. Good food, excellent service and attention.

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Amazing place with Great Steak and Crab Dip and great service!

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Fabulous food and service. The best restaurant in the Lynchburg area!

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2018

We were visiting Lynchburg for dinner and had a lovely meal with service. The next evening ordered room service at the Craddock Terry Hotel which was prepared by Shoemakers as well.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2015

The food at Shoemakers was excellent. The filet and crab cake combo was one of my favorite meals in recent memory. The wait staff was friendly and helpful and included special personal touches that made the whole experience enjoyable.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2015

The food was good at Shoemakers but definitely overpriced. Fairly quiet on a busy night. Polite staff.

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2015

We went Valentine's weekend so reservations were made well in advance. We were seated immediately. The food was delicious like always. One thing that you have to get used to here is the time between courses. We only ordered entrees and our entire experience took an hour and a half. It doesn't feel like it take that long, but it definitely isn't a quick meal. I would recommend it for any special occasions or a fancy night out. My husband and I will go again.

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4.0Dined on February 12, 2015

Went there with my wife and a friend from work. The house salad was very good. We had 2 Rib-eye's and the filet. All were excellent. My wife come here once a week and have never had and thing but great service & great food.

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2015

It was a wonderful day for us and Shoemakers just added to it. The Blackened salmon was great as was the service. Thanks for a great dinner. You did us GOOD.............

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2015

From the moment you walk in the door, Shoemaker's staff take care of you. It was a very nice experience having dinner there - the appetizers and entrees were delicious and the wine list was very good. Our waitress was attentive and helpful. We will definitely be back!

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4.0Dined on January 24, 2015

The filet & crab cake combo is so good it's worth a trip to Lynchburg just to have it!

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2015

I was not disappointed, this restaurant is wonderful. They service was excellent, the food was delicious and the drinks were perfect.

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4.0Dined on January 9, 2015

Very expensive, but I felt I got my money's worth. Request ahead as they will be willing to provide quieter seating. Its worth coming at an odd time (5pm or earlier) on an odd day as there are far fewer people--the privacy pushed it to the next level.
Great for our second anniversary.
Price keeps it from a higher rating ($107 for two).

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4.0Dined on January 5, 2015

I asked around on what would be the best place to take my fiance to celebrate four years of being together. Shoemaker's was recommended. They did not disappoint.

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2015

My wife and I celebrated my 79 th birthday.
Great food and service.
Thought a complementary BD dessert would have been nice. after spending
over $100 for meals for two.

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2015

We celebrated our daughter's 21st Birthday here and everything was wonderful!! Will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on January 3, 2015

My wife and I have been to Shoemaker's several times and they do not dissapoint. The prime rib was excellent; the sea bass was a special for the evening and it was perfectly cooked. We look forward to eating there again.

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5.0Dined on January 2, 2015

We had another nice evening at Shoemaker's. The children loved their New York Strip steaks and the adults enjoyed the sea bass, crab cakes and a filet. Shoemaker's is the children's favorite.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2014

Over all we thought it was really good the service was awesome but we felt like it should me more of a dress up requirements.

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2014

Wonderful food, great service no complaints the staff were friendly and fun. They were all enjoying their night at work. I hope to return there soon

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2014

Our dinner was delicious. We would go back again.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2014

I was very impressed with the food and presentation. Portions were generous but more, the food was as good or better than any I've had in Lynchburg (and many other VA cities). I would recommend Shoemakers to anyone looking for a great dining experience anywhere!

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2014

Celebrated a birthday with two other couples and everything was terrific. Great service, great food, great wine. Who could ask for more? Steaks were cooked to perfection and so, so tender and flavorful. The special, a blue cheese encrusted rib eye steak, was to die for. Highly recommend Shoemakers for romantic evening and having a special time to share with friend or family.

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5.0Dined on December 5, 2014

From the beginning to end all around excellence. Went for a family outing with our adult children and so glad we found Shoemakers!

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5.0Dined on December 4, 2014

Went with my wife for our anniversary dinner and everything was great. The food, the wine, the service, everything was amazing.

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5.0Dined on November 22, 2014

The restaurant was great! The food was exceptional! Be ready to spend some cash. I spent $150. for two people. I would definitely go here for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2014

We had never been there before but have wanted to try the restaurant for some time. Impressive is the word that comes to mind. The food was fantastic. We had the specials that night. I had the blackened prime rib and my wife had the rib-eye topped with sauteed mushrooms and blue cheese. We did not finish the meals; there was that much on the plates. The prices were in the $20 - $30.00 range but well worth it. We did not have any of their wine selection mostly because I was driving and my wife doesn't drink it but they have quite an impressive list. We also didn't have any desserts. We had another engagement that we had to get to.

The waitstaff was very attentive and our waiter did everything to make this a wonderful evening for us without being overly attentive. It was our 35th anniversary. This will be on the top of our list of places to eat for special occasions or impressing friends. Lynchburg has a gem in Shoemakers.

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5.0Dined on November 15, 2014

We've have eaten at many of Lynchburg's better restaurants. Shoemakers is the best of the bunch. Service was professional and first class. Food was great. Wine was great. LC women's soccer had won that night - life was good.

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5.0Dined on November 15, 2014

My fiancé and I were visiting from Virginia Beach and decided to eat here. It was the best restaurant we have been to in years!! We will be going back. We can't stop talking about it.

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5.0Dined on November 3, 2014

What a wonderful evening to share with friends! The steaks were cooked to perfection.

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4.0Dined on October 24, 2014

Exellent food, but still over-priced compared to high level restaurants in the area. Even over-priced if it was in a larger metropolitan area.

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2014

We've been here several times for special occasions and it is bar none the best restaurant we've been to in the State of Virginia since moving here ten years ago. Typically restaurants with these prices give you a meatball size portion. Not Shoemakers. Portions are generous, presentation is great and flavors burst in your mouth! As owners of a B&B, we recommend this place to all of our guests who are looking for fine dining. We are 30 minutes away, but it's well worth the drive.

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4.0Dined on October 18, 2014

My wife & I chose Shoemaker's Grill on Saturday night to celebrate our 56th wedding anniversary. It turned out to be an excellent choice. We were seated immediately upon arriving and soon after that our wine order was filled. My wife ordered the lobster special and I selected a medium filet along with a spinach salad to share. The food was excellent except for a bit too much potato on my plate and overcooked asparagus for my wife's side. The floor manger saw my wife struggling to get the meat out of the lobster claws. She took the plate to the kitchen and returned it with the meat ready to eat! We happened to mention to our waitress about our celebration and our dessert was accompanied with complimentary bubbly. A great experience!

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